Journey of Sound
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The “Journey of Sound,” the musical experience that has brought together famous names such as JBL, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, producer Steve Levine and Ferrari, on a trip inspired by symbolic places from the history of the Beatles, stopped off at where Mason keeps his amazing car collection, which features Ferraris above all others. The star of the Maranello masterpieces is definitely the 250 GTO.
“My passion for the Prancing Horse came from my father, who took me to watch them race at the start of the Fifties,” Mason told “Journey of Sound.” I knew my father had driven a Ferrari in the 1953 Mille Miglia thanks to help from Enzo Ferrari himself. No other car company has been so ever present and involved in motor sport throughout my entire life.”
Mason also spoke of the significance of the Beatles for him and his musical journey. “I would not be here without them. They changed the face of the music industry, introducing the concept that the album was more important than the single and transformed the way we could work. “Piper At The Gates of Dawn’ was recorded at the same time and place where Sgt. Pepper was made. Before then, it was unheard of for a band to spend as much time as they wanted in a studio.”
One of the most avantgarde recording studios is the AIR Lyndhurst Studios, home of the third leg, which took place on board an FF, fitted with a Harman Hi-Fi system, producing a spectacular sound, as befits this type of trip. Created in 1969 by Beatles producer, George Martin, AIR Studios moved from the fourth floor of a building in Oxford Street to this new fantastic setting of Lyndhurst Hall in the north of the English capital and is used bt the biggest names in contemporary music. It hosted the recording sessions for the musicians taking part in the “Journey of Sound,” – Kate Nash, Jonas & the Massive Attraction, Natalie McCool, Jamie N Commons and the band, WILHELM TELL ME, all produced by Steve Levine.